Patrick Nugent wins Lewis County Amateur gross championship

Patrick Nugent, out of Olympia Country & Golf Club, took home the grand prize at the Lewis County Amateur gross championship Sunday, finishing his weekend at Riverside Golf Club with a two-day clip of 1-under 141.

Nugent surged ahead early, finishing Saturday at 5-under as the only golfer in the tournment to go into Day 2 under 70. Sunday became more of a hold-on job, shooting a 75, but he did enough to beat out Tumwater’s Seth Nickerson by two strokes and earn the top prize of $1,000.

Including secondary prizes, Nugent went back north Sunday evening with $1,521.25 more than he came south with in the morning.

Nickerson, who finished at 1-over 143, walked away with $750. Jon McCaslin, Warren Ayers, and Kalib Knutson all tied for third at 146, while Will Alexander was sixth at 147.

Centralia senior Von Wasson tied for seventh at 148 with last year’s champion Eli McNelly.

Rounding out the Wassons, Cole Wasson finished tied for 12th (152) and Brett Wasson tied for 23rd (156).

Randy Sanders, out of Newaukum Valley Golf Club, took the top prize in the net (handicap included) tournament with a two-day total of 134 in the second flight. Rolando Cornelio, from Riverside Golf Club, finished at 141 to win the first flight. Both golfers walked away with $750 in prize money.